The simple granny stripe crochet pattern is a trendy yet nostalgic stitch perfect for all skill levels. With endless color combinations, this pattern brings a modern twist to the classic granny.
The crochet granny stripe stitch forms a vibrant, textured pattern ideal for a variety of projects like blankets, scarves, accessories, and cushions.
You can find the written instructions for the pattern below and lots of ideas for using this lovely stitch.
How to Crochet a Granny Stripe Blanket
It amazes me how a simple granny stripe stitch can transform into a stunning crochet blanket with just a few simple stitches.
Like granny squares, it is a straightforward pattern consisting of clusters of double crochet stitches. But because you will work in rows, it is much easier!
You will start with a foundation chain of a multiple of 3 (plus 2 extra). The first row is made with single crochet stitches. For the next two rows you will be making a double crochet cluster (3 dc) in each space from your previous row. You will work dc clusters in a two row repeat until your project is the finished size you need.
You can add a simple border around the sides of the blanket if you wish.
Materials for a Crochet Granny Stripe Blanket
You can choose any yarn weight for a granny blanket – just make sure to match it with the recommended hook size. A popular weight would be worsted weight yarn, as it works up quickly and results in a snug, cozy blanket.
You can use a solid color or multiple colors and I have made some samples to inspire you. Check them out below!
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More Granny Stitch Crochet Tutorials
If you’re a fan of the granny stitch, you might also enjoy the crochet granny ripple pattern (see image below) and the granny spike stitch. Both of these stitches are perfect for making crochet blankets.
Color Combinations for the Granny Stitch
Color combination is where this classic granny stitch truly becomes yours. Experiment with different colors – bold, pastel, or a mix!
Here are some samples I made to show you the different effects you can make with the granny stripe pattern.
I used a light grey yarn with stripes of cream and yellow in this sample, changing color for each row. This color scheme would be beautiful for a modern granny blanket for a baby.
Multi-Color Granny Stripes
The below sample was made using 5 shades of yarn – magenta, pink, yellow, cream and turquoise – changing color for each row.
This combo would make a gorgeous granny stripe blanket or a throw for a living room.
Bigger Blocks of Color Stripes
This sample changed color every 3 rows so less ends to weave in. Use 4 colors for a granny stripe baby blanket.
This color combo would also look stunning used in a crochet cowl or a granny stripe dishcloth.
Granny Stripe Crochet Pattern
For my sample for this tutorial, I used the following:
- Small amounts of dk/light worsted weight yarn
- 4.50 mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn needle
- You can use any yarn weight and matching hook size to make this pattern
US Crochet Terms
- Beg beginning
- Ch chain
- Sl st slip stitch
- Dc double crochet
- Rep repeat
- Sc single crochet
- Sp(s) space(s)
- Yo yarn over
- Pattern written in US crochet terms
- Ch 3 at the beginning of a row counts as 1 dc
- 3 double crochets = 1 cluster
- Work the last yarn over at the end of the row with the next new color, for neat color changes
- Work a chain of a multiple of 3 sts plus 2 for the foundation row
- For the sample pattern I chained a total of 26 chains
Foundation Row: Work 1 sc into 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each ch across, turn.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), work 1 dc in first st, * skip 2 sts, work 3 dc into the next st; rep from * across until 3 sts remain, skip 2 sts, 2 dc in the last st, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, * 3 dc into the next sp (between 2 clusters); rep from * across ending with 1 dc in top of beg ch-3, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, 1 dc in same st, * 3 dc into the next sp; rep from * across ending with 2 dc in top of beg ch-3, turn.
Repeat rows 2 & 3 for pattern
Have fun trying out this gorgeous granny stitch and happy crocheting!
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